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Fayette County, Ohio
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Fayette County, Ohio Facts

Fayette County

When was Fayette County, OH Created?
Fayette County was created on March 1, 1810 from Highland County and Ross County. This county was named for Marquis de Lafayette, French military officer and aristocrat who participated in both the American and French revolutions. .

What is the County Seat of Fayette County, OH?
The County Seat is located in Washington Court House also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Fayette County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Madison County (north), Pickaway County (northeast), Ross County (southeast), Highland County (south), Clinton County (southwest), Greene County (northwest) .

Fayette County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Fayette County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Washington Court House, Bloomingburg, Jeffersonville, Milledgeville, New Holland, Octa. Other communities include Include Good Hope .

What townships are in Fayette County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Concord, Green, Jasper, Jefferson, Madison, Marion, Paint, Perry, Union, Wayne.

Fayette County, OH Vital Records

Where can find Fayette County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Fayette County vital records can be found at the Ohio Department of Health which has Birth Records since Dec 20, 1908; Death Records since since 1954 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Ohio for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Fayette County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Ohio Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail. The Archives Division has copies of births before 1908, death before 1944 and marriage records before 1949.

The Fayette County Health Department has Birth & Death Records from 1908-Present. For birth and death records prior to Dec. 20, 1908, contact the Probate Court of this county.

Fayette County, OH Census Records

What Fayette County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Fayette County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Fayette Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fayette Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fayette Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Ohio Census Records Research Guide

Fayette County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Fayette County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Fayette County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Fayette County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Ohio Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Fayette County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 110 E. Court, Washington Court House, 43160-1395
    • Phone: (740) 335-0720
  • Fayette County Clerk of Probate Court handles the probating of wills, estate administrations, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, birth corrections, delayed birth registrations and issues marriage licenses. The Probate Court is that the Probate Judge is the ex-officio Clerk of Courts, thus, the Court performs all the duties as its own Clerk of Courts
    • Phone: 1-(740)-335-0640
    • Marriage Records: 1810 
    • Probate Records: 1810
  • Fayette County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Address: 133 S. Main Street, Suite 305, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160
    • Phone: 1-(740)-335-1770
    • Land Records: 1810
  • Fayette County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas is responsible for duties that include filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases. Other services provided by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas are administering oaths, keeping naturalization records, and recording and retention of coroner records.
    • Phone: 1-(740)-335-4750
    • Court Records: 1882
  • Chancery and Common Pleas Court records, Fayette County, Ohio : 1828-1878
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Fayette County USGenWeb Archives Project

Fayette County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Fayette County, OH?
A list of Fayette County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

  • Fayette County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 342, Washington Court House, OH 43160-0342; meets at the Carnegie Public Library Meeting Room, 107 S. North St., (corner of S. North and East Streets), Washington Court House; the third Monday of each month, 7:00pm-9:00pm, unless otherwise announced. Meetings are September through May, Special Tour during the summer (i.e., old houses, cemeteries or Workshop.) The Fayette County Genealogy Society houses its holdings in the Genealogical Room at the Carnegie Public Library located at 127 South North Street in Washington Court House. The Room is open for the public during the library's operating hours.
  • Fayette County Historical Society, 517 Columbus Ave, Washington C H, OH 43160-1427; Phone: (740) 335-2953; The Fayette County Historical Society maintains an 1875 Victorian residence as its museum. The Museum features fourteen rooms of locally made furniture, historical artifacts, and clothing. Audio-visual programs featuring aspects of Fayette County heritage are available.
  • Carnegie Public Library, 127 S North St. , Washington Court House, OH 43160; 740-335-2540
  • Ohio Historical Society, Archives-Library Division,  1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211; Telephone: 614-297-2300
  • Ohio Genealogical Society, 713 South Main Street, Mansfield OH 44907-1644

Where can I connect with other Fayette County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Fayette County, OH?
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